Family & Friends Briefs

June 23, 2009 Quarterly meetings setThe quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the White River Planning and Development District Board have been scheduled for June 30 at the Batesville Country Club, located at 1100 24th Street.The solid waste management meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and the WRPDD meeting starts at 10:30.For more information, call (870) 793-5233. OT class reunion planned

Registration still open for kayak, canoe races

June 23, 2009 CALICO ROCK — It isn’t too late to sign up for the kayak race or canoe race scheduled for June 27 at Calico Rock, according to a news release.“Many of the out of state applications have been received with racers also making reservations to spend the night at local cabins and motels,” it states. “The $600 cash prizes for the kayak race  are quite a draw since many kayak racers say they race for the fun of it and, of course, the beauty of the White River.”

Club News

June 23, 2009 Charlotte EHCCHARLOTTE — Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met June 17 for a picnic at the McAdams Park in Cord.Four members were present. Club members heard a little history of the Bible’s 66 books in comparison of Isaiah’s 66 chapters. Pat Mason showed the crafts she made at the state EH Conference in Hot Springs.The club discussed setting up a fair booth and also set a date to do volunteer work at the Batesville Healthcare Center starting in July.

Area Briefs

June 23, 2009 Luke 4:18 to host rummage sale

Lake Charles State Park to host programs

June 23, 2009 POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer several upcoming programs, according to a news release. The park is located at 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan. For more information, call (870) 878-6595 or e-mail Nature Center will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, showcasing some live animals that call Arkansas home. The center is located near the beach in the Day Use Area and is free to the public.

Jacksonport State Park schedules activities

June 23, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled some upcoming activities. Some charge a fee and other programs may be free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail are as follows:Wednesday2 p.m., Newport Library — Newport Discovery Hour. Turtles and frogs are very different types of animals, but also have very similar lifestyles. Children will discover the similarities and differences of turtles and frogs in these hands-on activities and craft programs.

Bond set at $50,000 in stabbing incident

June 23, 2009 Felony first-degree battery charges have been filed against a 26-year-old Batesville man after he allegedly stabbed his mother’s boyfriend in the chest Saturday, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brent Everett.In an affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Everett said Christopher Michael Heim was arrested after a fist fight when Heim reportedly picked up a knife.

Magness hired at UACCB

June 23, 2009 Danna Magness has been hired as the new administrative assistant/student advisor for career pathways at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.She graduated from Batesville High School in 2002 and earned a bachelor of science in business administration-finance track from Lyon College in 2006.

Grad named rape crisis coordinator

June 23, 2009 It didn’t take long for Patty Duncan to find a job after graduating from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Try less than 24 hours.It was the day after receiving her diploma that Duncan learned of a job opening at the Batesville Rape Crisis Center. On June 1 she was hired as the center’s new sexual assault victims’ services coordinator. However, the decision to hire the wife and mother of two was anything but difficult, according to Family Violence and Prevention Assistant Director Tina Sweet.

Batesville hopes to get $1M grant

June 23, 2009 Sometimes it really does pay to go green.The city of Batesville could be in line for a $1 million grant, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh told the Guard this morning.Elumbaugh and Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson attended a public hearing Monday at Little Rock in which several cities were there to plead their cases.The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has prepared the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, into which the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will dole out monies for green projects.